Tableau Prep is the visual, direct and smart way to clean and shape your data for analysis.
In many organizations, data prep is reserved for people who have specialized skills, the data engineers and data scientists in your company. Only once the data is prepared can analysts and business users start performing their analysis.
Tableau Prep changes this by empowering your entire organization to prepare data faster and more intuitively than ever before. It gives your team the tools they need to confidently combine, shape, and clean their data for faster time to insight and better business decisions.
Tableau Prep is comprised of two products: Tableau Prep Builder for building your data flows, and Tableau Prep Conductor for sharing flows and managing them across the organization.
Three coordinated views let you see row-level data, profiles of each column, and your entire data preparation process. Pick which view to interact with based on the task at hand.
If you want to edit a value, you select and directly edit. Change your join type, and see the result right away. With each action, you instantly see your data change, even on millions of rows of data. Tableau Prep Builder gives you the freedom to re-order steps and experiment without consequence.
Use smart features to fix common data prep challenges. Tableau Prep Builder employs fuzzy clustering to turn repetitive tasks, like grouping by pronunciation, into one-click operations.
Connect to data on-premises or in the cloud, whether it’s a database or a spreadsheet. Access, combine and clean disparate data without writing code. Tableau Prep Builder intelligently pushes operations down to the database when possible, letting you take advantage of existing database investments for fast flow execution performance.
Stay in the flow of your analysis. It’s easy to open your output with Tableau Desktop or share it with others via Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Easy sharing reduces friction and helps you bridge the gap between data preparation and analytics, for better business results.
With Tableau Prep Conductor, you can easily publish and run flows in your server environment. Share your data sources securely using Tableau Server or Tableau Online. Create an environment where everyone in your organization can work with prepped and up-to-date data.
Schedule your flows to run when you need them to - day or night. Automate your data prep processes so there's always fresh data that's prepped and ready for analysis.
Monitor flows with the same tools available on Tableau Server today. Use the Status page, Admin Views and run histories to see the health of flows across the entire server so you can address any issues quickly. Always know if your flows are healthy with proactive alerts.
Updated on Oct 20 2022